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"No One Dies Alone" Volunteer

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Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

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Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

Seasons Hospice is looking for "Vigil" volunteers to sit with patients during their last final hours.
What happens when a patient is dying, but family and friends can't get there on time? Loved ones are often separated by great distances, and when the time comes, it's often difficult to arrive quickly enough. As part of hospice care, we have found that family members are SO grateful to know that someone is with their loved one. YOU can be this person.
As part of our "No one Dies Alone" hospice service, we are seeking volunteers who are brave, mature, compassionate, and available for unexpected calls once or twice a month (OK to say "no" when we call if it's not good timing for you, but we ask that you make one Vigil visit per month -- more if you would like.) Our hospice patients are elderly people who have led long lives, and have made peace with the dying process.

We will provide professional, comprehensive training that includes opportunities to work directly with our physicians, nursing staff, social workers, music therapist, and administrative team. Hospice is the only federal program that REQUIRES volunteer involvement in patient care. Volunteers are an integral part of our team. You will learn about hospice's role in a patient's healthcare plan, recent policy changes in end-of-life options, and the medical/psychosocial needs of the elderly population.

You must:

  • Fill out paperwork with Volunteer Coordinator
  • Have an untarnished criminal background history
  • Have Motor vehicle report with no more than 3 moving violations within the past 36 months
  • Complete a brief physical exam, offered to you at no cost
  • Do a Tuberculosis skin test, offered to you for free at our office
  • Review online self-study modules (4-5 hours)
  • Be 18 years or older

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About Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

Location:

400 Race Streeet, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95126, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement: Honoring Life and Offering Hope

Description

Volunteers play an extremely important role in hospice. Without them, most hospices would not be able to carry on their work.

There are some 95,000 volunteers in America. Each year they give more than 5 million hours helping dying persons and their families.

They provide assistance at all skill levels. Many are relatives and friends of former hospice patients who, having seen how much hospice can help, want to contribute to its good work.

As a direct patient care volunteer you would be providing the patient and/or family with emotional support and companionship. Volunteer activities with patients include watching TV, reading, listening to music, crafts, listening, talking and providing caregiver respite.

As an indirect volunteer you will be providing administrative and office support to the hospice team. This may include copying, answering phones and special projects.

As a volunteer you will provide care and support that is unique to each patient's needs. By doing this you can create a bond between you, the patient and family that is priceless.

Community
Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Mountain VIewMountain View, CA 94040

(37.37854,-122.08659)
 

SKILLS

  • Veteran Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Mental Health
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible! We will work with your schedule.
  • Physical & TB Test- That we pay for.

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